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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Ethan meet Mary?
(a) Washington D.C.
(b) New York.
(c) Hartford.
(d) Boston.

2. How does Ethan travel to work at the beginning of the book?
(a) A drives a car.
(b) He takes the bus.
(c) He rides a bike.
(d) He walks.

3. What month will Mary's fortune about Ethan take place?
(a) February.
(b) August.
(c) January.
(d) July.

4. What does Ethan take to work the day after Easter?
(a) The Masonic case.
(b) An old book.
(c) A notebook and pen.
(d) His check book.

5. What does Baker call Ethan when he comes to the store after Mary withdraws the money?
(a) Unmotivated.
(b) Weak.
(c) Unintelligent.
(d) Wishy-washy.

6. What does Ethan tell Mr. Baker kills a man?
(a) Embarrassment.
(b) Failure.
(c) Age.
(d) Erosion.

7. Why does Morphy think Baker has a big ceremony when opening the vault every day?
(a) He has a disorder.
(b) He is a Mason.
(c) He is terrified of being robbed.
(d) He is arrogant.

8. Why does Morphy think Ethan should open a store?
(a) He knows the business inside and out.
(b) The people all like him.
(c) He has the money saved up.
(d) Marullo will not give him a raise.

9. What is Mary sick with the Tuesday after Easter?
(a) A hangover.
(b) A cold.
(c) Pneumonia.
(d) The flu.

10. Where is Ethan's secret place?
(a) In the attic.
(b) In the basement.
(c) At the harbor.
(d) In an abandoned school house.

11. What does Ethan tell his wife when he comes home from work at the beginning of the book?
(a) He is too tired to talk.
(b) They are going away.
(c) They need to talk.
(d) He has a lot to tell her.

12. What is stored near the register change?
(a) A gun.
(b) A knife.
(c) A ledger.
(d) A phone.

13. What does Allen tell Ethan he wants to be when they are in the attic?
(a) A soldier.
(b) A politician.
(c) A banker.
(d) A pirate.

14. What was Ethan's home town built on its wealth of?
(a) Whale oil.
(b) Perseverance.
(c) Coal.
(d) Corn and wheat.

15. What does Ethan say he has never actively sought?
(a) Money.
(b) Attention.
(c) Fame.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Baker think Ethan should do with his wife's money?

2. What is the name of Ethan's oldest son?

3. What does Ethan say is making people look at him differently?

4. Why does Ethan think Danny turned to drinking?

5. How much money does Danny ask Ethan for?

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